Fear The Walking Dead season one ended with a shocking death and hundreds of zombies swarming across Los Angeles. In the finale, the lead characters headed west towards the sea with the help of Strand as this would keep them safe from The Walker. The ending has fuelled rumours that Travis, Madison and the team may cross paths with Rick Grimes, Daryl and team from The Walking Dead. But to much of fans disappointment, the show producers have said that the scenario is geographically not possible.
"Well, it's truly the rules of the universe," executive producer Gale Anne Hurd told Deadline. She also explains why it is difficult for The Waking Dead characters to meet the Fear The Walking Dead cast.
"I mean our group of survivors in The Walking Dead haven't even made it as far as Washington DC yet, in six seasons, and they are not that far away. So for the Fear characters to make it across the country? For what? I mean why would you go there? I mean how would we motivate our characters to head to DC, or, you know, to head to the Southeast. I just don't think that that's something that would be a natural outgrowth of who our characters are and where they are when the show begins."
Hurd also revealed the future character development of Travis and Daniel, who are poles apart in their approach when it comes to dealing with the apocalyptic world. In season one, the school teacher was trying hard to search out the human souls within The Walker and hesitated to kill them. On the other hand, the Salazar patriarch was keen to spill blood of any human or zombies in order to safeguard his family.
"Travis (Cliff Curtis) tends to believe that it's important to try and save everyone. And then you have characters like Daniel Salazar (Ruben Blades) whose attitude is 'I've been through this in the country I emigrated from, El Salvador, and I'm only going to protect my immediate family. And if I see that someone can be useful, I'll throw in with them but I will stop at nothing to get the information I need and to protect my family.' So family means different things to different characters," Hurt told the website.
In the closing episodes, the series introduced another interesting character − Victor Strand, a businessman who has assessed the apocalyptic situation and is acting way too smart and calm for Manawa and the Salazar family's liking.
Fear the Walking Dead will return with a 16-episode season two and will premiere next year on AMC Network.